Sorry for the extra long silence. I've got devouring plague :( New year was a right-off and I'm still trying to shake it off. It's apparently immune to dispel mechanics.
And while we're on the subject of victims, Merlot became the latest in a long line of devout shadow priests to... turn healer. It won't be permanent but while we're struggling to field 10 players for a simple it raid it may be a necessity. And clearly, as you wouldn't want a healer to walk into a raid not having thrown a flash heal before, I've been running some five mans in my spec of choice.
I've gone deep discipline and, surprisingly, I'm finding it a bit of a hoot. I suppose my heals would hit harder holy, and I miss circle of healing even though I've never had it, but there's a lot in discipline to recommend it. Penance is a really fun spell while discipline's focus on intellect and crit instead of spirit means my dps gear is ideal (I just need to get rid of some hit).
Don't look at my spec — I built it in a rush and made a couple of mistakes (I wouldn't take improved renew, and wouldn't forget to pick up pain suppression). I don't even know how long it will last — I'm still determined to claw back my shadow status. But for now, I'm not as miserable as I thought I would be.
Bitten off more than I can chew
1 day ago